A wrongful death refers to a death that results from a negligent or wrongful act. A Florida wrongful death lawsuit seeks civil damages for the wrongful death of a person.
Common types of wrongful death in Florida include:
- Florida Motor Vehicle Accidents - In Florida, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of wrongful death. Some car accidents are just accidents, but when a driver causes a fatal accident because he is drunk, distracted, or reckless, he can be held accountable for the death of your loved one.
- On-the-job Accidents - When the death of an employee is caused by the negligent policies or actions of the employer, the family may be able to seek wrongful death damages.
- Premises Liability - Businesses and property owners have a duty to keep their premises safe and warn visitors of possible hazards. Hazards can include falling objects, slippery floors, criminal activity, and even dog bites.
- Negligent supervision - Negligent supervision refers to a death that occurs because a caregiver failed to properly provide for the safety of a child or adult in their care.
- Medical malpractice - Medical professionals must meet a standard of care. When a doctor, nurse, pharmacy, hospital, or other medical provider fails to meet the standard of care and causes harm to a patient, they can be held accountable.
- Defective products - Companies must ensure that products can be used safely. When a product causes a death because it is defective, poisonous, has faulty instructions, or is otherwise dangerous under normal use, the manufacturer may be liable for any injuries or deaths.
Palm Beach wrongful death attorney David Glatthorn works help families who have lost a loved one in Florida. To schedule a free consultation with Mr. Glatthorn, call 866-413-5525.